The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Montoursville-based Engineering District 3 is wrapping up another busy construction season that saw 586 mi. paved and/or preserved, and bids opened on 50 roadway contracts and 30 bridge contracts.
In addition to the $147.6 million in contracts issued, the region covering Bradford, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga and Union counties saw significant bridge work completed. Work was performed on 141 state-owned bridges by contractors or department forces. This included the replacement or rehabilitation of 26 structurally deficient bridges, the replacement or rehabilitation of 26 non-structurally deficient bridges, and preservation work on 89 bridges in good condition to extend the life of those bridges.
This work included 14 small bridge projects and 18 bridge preservation projects completed by department-force crews. These projects included two deck replacements, three superstructure replacements (decks and beams), and nine complete bridge replacements. The district has been able to stretch resources by using in-house capabilities such as paving and bridge crews to complete work.
Significant projects were under construction this year in each of the district's counties, some of which are multi-year projects that started prior to 2017:
• Route 6 (Main Street) in Towanda Borough and Route 2036 (Patterson Boulevard) in North Towanda Township resurfacing, completed in June 2017, $1.1 million;
• Route 14, 4.25-mi. resurfacing from Snedekerville Road in Columbia Township to Thompson Hill Road in South Creek Township, completed in October 2017, $1.6 million;
• Route 220 intersection improvement at Route 2027 in Towanda Township, completed in October 2017, $2.3 million;
• Route 220 intersection improvement at Route 4018 (Wolcott Hollow Road) and T-338 (Owasco Road), and Route 220 at Route 199 (South Main Street), completed in April 2017, $2.9 million;
• Route 549 bridge replacement over Beckwith Creek in Wells Township, completed in December 2017, $3.8 million; and
• Route 3018 (Bridge Street) reconstruction in Towanda Borough. Estimated completion in October 2018, $2.2 million.
• Multiple route microsurfacing, including Route 42 from the Shamokin Reservoir in Locust Township to Catawissa Borough, Route 487 from Catawissa Borough to the river bridge in the Town of Bloomsburg, and Route 11 from Ridge Road in Montour Township to the intersection with Route 11 in the Town of Bloomsburg, completed in October 2017, $2.5 million; and
• Route 42 bridge replacement over Roaring Creek in Conyngham Township, completed in October 2017, $1.6 million.
• Route 15 bridge rehabilitation at Trout Run in Lewis Township, estimated completion in June 2018, $2.1 million;
• Route 118 reconstruction from bridge spanning Muncy Creek to the intersection with Route 405, completed in October 2017, $1.8 million;
• Interstate 180 bridge deck replacement over the Lycoming Valley Railroad in the city of Williamsport. Completed in June 2017, $6.7 million;
• Route 405 bridge replacement over Turkey Run in Clinton Township, completed in October 2017, $2 million;
• Route 1003 (Wallis Run Road) bridge replacement and soil slide repair in Gamble Township, completed in December 2017, $5 million;
• Route 2014 (West Fourth Street) 1.1-mile roadway reconstruction in the Newberry section of the city of Williamsport. Multi-year, phased project began in 2016 with work on the detours, estimated completion in 2019, $10.3 million; and
• Route 2014 (West Fourth Street) bridge rehabilitation over Lycoming Creek in the City of Williamsport. Completed in October 2017, $3.3 million.
• Interstate 80 eastbound reconstruction from Danville to the Columbia County line, with concrete patching in the eastbound and westbound lanes from the Northumberland County line to the Danville interchange in Liberty, Valley and West Hemlock Townships. Estimated completion in the fall of 2018, $30.3 million.
• Route 54 resurfacing from just south of Southview Drive through the intersection with Sheetz, Route 487 from the intersection with Route 61 to Shamokin Creek, and Route 61 at the intersection of Route 487, completed in November 2017, $2.3 million;
• Interstate 80 microsurfacing from the Route 15 Interchange to the Montour County line, completed in September 2017, $1.9 million;
• Route 125 resurfacing in Coal Township and the City of Shamokin, completed in November 2017, $1.8 million;
• Route 147 (Duke Street) and Route 11 (Water Street) Reconstruction in Northumberland Borough, includes intersection improvements at Duke and Water streets, and Water and King streets. Estimated completion in 2020, $14 million; and
• Route 254 (Broadway) resurfacing from Route 405 in Milton Borough to west of Route 147 in Turbot Township, completed in October 2017, $500,000.
Northumberland, Snyder and Union Counties
• CSVT, first contract, River Bridge connecting Route 147 in Point Township, Northumberland County, with Route 15 in Winfield, Union County. Estimated completion in 2020, $157 million;
• CSVT, second contract, earthwork and structures for the new alignment of Route 147 from the river bridge to the existing four-lane section of Route 147. Estimated completion in 2019, $61 million; and
• CSVT, third contract, U.S. 15 earthwork and structures for an interchange just south of Winfield in Monroe Township, Snyder County, and Union Township, Union County. Estimated completion in 2019, $37 million.
• Route 522 bridge replacement over Middle Creek at Kreamer in Middle Creek Township, open to traffic in November 2017, with final paving in the spring of 2018, $4.3 million.
• Route 87 emergency bridge replacement over Mill Creek in Hillsgrove Borough, completed in September 2017, $1.2 million.
• Route 6 resurfacing from the Potter County line to approximately one mile east of Route 349 in Gaines Township, completed in August 2017, $1.3 million;
• Route 549 bridge replacement over Seely Creek in Jackson Township, completed in December 2017, $1.9 million;
• Interstate 80 multiple bridge preservation in Union and Northumberland counties, completed in October 2017, $1.9 million.
For more information, visit projects.penndot.gov.